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Job success could cost you friends

Published: Friday, 21 September 2007   Category: Life after graduation

Graduates have to be careful not to be too successful in their fledgling careers, as a pay rise could have an adverse on your social life, new research has revealed.

Research by Friends Reunited has shown that 40 per cent of males who have a household income of £80,000 to £90,000 would abandon a friend who was promoted ahead of them. The figure for women stood at 13 per cent, reports onrec.com

Commenting on the figures, panel member Rebecca Cooper, a recruitment entrepreneur said: "I have seen numerous cases whereby a mid-management individual is promoted internally and awarded a substantial pay increase.

"This can be a sensitive time for the business or the department concerned as many 'noses may be put out of joint' and personnel may be more inclined to exit the company than if an external appointment had been made."

She added: "This is a case clearly defined by the research which suggests people can frequently be adverse to holding a direct reporting line into friends who previously earned the same as them."ADNFCR-1068-ID-18289482-ADNFCR

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